Obsolescence Management Manager

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Date: 11-Aug-2022

Location: Naperville, IL, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:324801 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 



Key Accountabilities

Obsolescence Management

  • Define Alstom organization for Obsolescence Management, and be Process Owner for Obsolescence Management, ensuring that Alstom’s Obsolescence Management process is aligned with Alstom objectives, customer requirements and norms
  • Manage regional Obsolescence Management team (if needed); set and manage budgets
  • Manage Reference Library for Obsolescence Management
  • Facilitate and support the development and maintenance of obsolescence management plans with Product Platforms and Projects (Build & Service)
  • Produce, review and validate obsolescence management plans with Sourcing and Supply Chain, develop obsolescence management capability in Suppliers through use of Supplier Charter, Audits and Obsolescence Management Plans


Expertise, Tool & System Development:

  • Manage Obsolescence Management CCN (Core Competence Network)
  • Develop and deploy technical tools & systems to manage obsolescence
  • Ensure that future Alstom IS development takes account of obsolescence management needs
  • Share experience & knowledge of obsolescence management with others


Key Job Authorities and Dimensions:

  • Team Size: TBD
  • Budget responsibility: up to 1 M€
  • Recruitment: up to manager level


Performance Measurement:

  • Improvements to business processes – time and cost saving, better execution
  • Cost avoidance and cost saving in projects
  • Quality of support given to project, product and tender teams
  • Customer satisfaction


Organization structure

Regional Services Engineering


Reports directly to:

Direct report line to Services Engineering Director


Other reporting to:

Functional link to Product Line Services and RSC Engineering organizations


Network & Links

  • Internal
  • Developments and Projects
  • Methods & Tools Community
  • Sourcing
  • Quality and Safety Managers


Projects and Central Metier

  • Engineering Community
  • Reference Library Managers


Developments and Central Metier

Development Engineering Community


Central Metiers Specifics

Métier Community


Common to all

  • Other Métier / Domain Department Heads
  • Human Resource organization



  • Suppliers (if any)
  • Customer
  • Auditors
  • Authorizing Entities


Educational Requirements


Engineering degree, or equivalent (recognized university degree)



Member of Engineering Institute, or equivalent

MIIOM or FIIOM (International Institute of Obsolescence Management)




10 years experience in technical role in rail or similar industry (Manager minimum 5 years experience)

Knowledge of rail vehicles & sub-systems

Knowledge of Information Systems including ERP and Product Data Management



Knowledge of electronic system design and industrialization, preferably in rail or similar


Competencies & Skills

  • Expertise in Obsolescence Management (Alstom World Class Engineering) – Expert or above
  • English language (minimum Level 2 if not mother tongue)
  • Additional language French, German, Italian or Spanish (minimum Level 2 if not mother tongue)
  • Collaboration & Teamwork – managing a remote team and a remote network of correspondents
  • Continuous improvement – ability to innovate continuously and effectively
  • Organization and planning – good time management and delivery
  • Communication skills – international, and with internal and external correspondents at senior level


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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